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I searched for all 74 of the stickers in Apple's new ad so you don't have to

Putting stickers on your MacBook is cool. I know this because the majority of you told me you're totally cool with it in a recent poll. Oh, and also because Apple just ran a TV ad showing just how amazing your MacBook can look with a little bit of vinyl applied. If you saw something you liked on...

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New iPhone ad touts parenting features of iPhone

Apple on Sunday rolled out a new commercial for the iPhone 5s entitled "Parenthood." There's no Steve Martin cameo but it does feature several heartwarming family interactions while showcasing a few kid-oriented iOS apps. The commercial concludes with Apple's recent tagline -- "You're more...

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iOS 8 Safari can block ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store

One of the most frustrating aspects of the modern mobile internet is advertising that kicks you off the webpage you're on and forces you into the App Store. Oftentimes websites -- including TUAW -- aren't even aware that their ads are doing this obnoxious and vile act until it's too late and...

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Apple patches Heartbleed for base stations and more news for April 23, 2014

A stunning new iPhone 5s campaign and safer AirPort base stations are in the news today. Apple has created a fantastic new iPhone film and accompanying micro-site. Entitled "Powerful," it features six impressive apps being used on the iPhone 5s: Star Walk, Instant Heart Rate, Word Lens,...

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I'd probably really enjoy this game if I could get past the ads

My intention was for what I'm writing right now to be a review of the new iOS game Small Fry. It's a game about a cute little fish that you have to navigate through the sea and air and it initially caught my eye because I have a serious addiction to Fish Out Of Water. But instead of writing about...

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Facebook enables auto-playing News Feed videos in iOS app

Facebook has updated its iOS app with a new "feature" that auto-plays videos in a user's News Feed. With the just-released Facebook version 6.8 for iOS, any time a user scrolls through their News Feed and comes upon a video, it will auto-play instead of only playing when the user has tapped on it....

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Apple hires radio sales exec Michael Pallad to work on iTunes Radio

AdAge reports that Apple recently hired former Cumulus Media executive Michael Pallad to take charge of ad sales for Apple's fledgling iTunes Radio service. While at Cumulus, Pallad served as the company's VP of sales. Mr. Pallad will report into the iAd organization led by VP and former Yahoo...

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Hunter S. Thompson's '90s Macintosh ad is exactly what you'd expect it would be

The '90s were a wonderfully odd time for advertising. We had beer-shilling frogs, parents who couldn't understand Bubble Tape and hoards of gangs armed with Nerf weapons prowling screens everywhere. But most importantly, subversive icons of the counterculture could be used to sell...

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Twitter will use a ton of your mobile device info for targeted ads, hooray!

We all love ads (no we don't) and if there's one thing we love even more than random ads (which we don't love), it's ads that are very clearly targeted at our mobile devices because a social network (which we trusted) is using our device info against us (which is pretty lame), right? In a blog...

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Facebook ads are 1,790% more profitable on iPhone than Android

If you're an advertiser using Facebook ads on mobile, you may as well just stop advertising on Android right now and go iOS-only. That's because an analysis of more than 200 billion Facebook ads on mobile by Nanigans (one of the largest Facebook ad buyers) found that the return on investment of a...

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Google now showing 'relevant ads' in Google Maps app for iOS

Google yesterday announced that it has switched on "relevant ads" in Google Maps for iOS and Android. In a blog posting announcing the ads, Google said: Relevant ads on the Google Maps app can now appear at the bottom of the screen after a user performs a search. They include a title, ad text...

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Apple brings 'Designed by Apple in California' ad campaign to print

Apple has brought its popular "Designed by Apple" ad campaign to the print medium. A new two-page-spread ad was spotted in the Toronto Star by 9to5Mac. Like the "Our Signature" television ad first shown off at this year's WWDC, the print ad focuses on Apple's ecosystem and how Apple's products...

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Reuters: Apple to show off iRadio streaming service next week

Reuters is reporting that among the announcements we'll see at next week's WWDC keynote, Apple will introduce a new music-streaming service called iRadio. The service will be free and ad-supported, Reuters says those in the know claimed, and will feature ads from the iAds team. The service is...

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iAds gets full accreditation by the Media Ratings Council

AdAge has an interesting article on the risks and challenges advertisers face when displaying ads on mobile devices. Besides the potential that users may never actually tap on your ad, there's also the risk that an advertiser's ads may not display correctly on various devices. If you're an...

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Microsoft's new ad slams Siri hard

Microsoft has released a new ad featuring the Windows 8 ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet and an iPad. The commercial slams the iPad pretty hard by picking and choosing examples of things the iPad can't do that Windows 8 tablet can, like live updating of tile apps, its inability to use multiple apps at...

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